Project aims

The ‘Kingsway to the Sea’ project aims to regenerate the underused and run-down facilities and green spaces on the seafront in West Hove.

As well as improving the area for residents it will provide an attractive space and opportunities for visitors of all ages. The scheme aims to protect and enhance the green spaces in the area, improving biodiversity and providing updated leisure and sports facilities which are relevant to the needs and aspirations of residents living and working in a densely populated part of the city.

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An aerial photograph of west Hove's coastline showing the town and beach in one image.

Consultation and funding

The council is working with community organisations to develop the plans. In September 2021, a public consultation was held where residents and users of the seafront area between the King Alfred Leisure Centre and Hove Lagoon had the opportunity to give their views on what they would like to see. The feedback from the consultation will be used to inform the overall design of the area.

The plans to improve Hove seafront have received £9.5 million from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund and the investment will complement other work underway on the seafront.

Project Timeline

December 2021

  • Landscape Architects progressing design
  • Procurement route for Design and Delivery
  • Report to Policy & Resources Committee

2022

  • Appoint Project Management
  • Design, Planning and Surveys
  • Report to Policy & Resources Committee

2023

  • 12 month construction programme

March 2024

  • Completion deadline